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Insight: HIV Vaccine / Marcos Breton / Gatsby's Music / Steelin' Dan

Published February 6, 2013

HIV Vaccine - Widely recognized as an expert in the molecular events involved in viral infection, Professor Sir Andrew McMichael is currently testing a series of T-cell boosting vaccines to determine if they can replace traditional drug treatments in preventing or controlling human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). He'll be speaking at noon in Davis and 5pm in Sacramento this Wednesday.

Marcos Breton - Sacramento Bee columnist Marcos Breton joins us at the start of each month to discuss various issues in the news and sports. You can find his columns in the Bee's Our Region section every Wednesday and Sunday.

Gatsby's Music - Vocalist E. Faye Butler and Billy Novick and the Blue Syncopators are in Sacramento performing live with The Sacramento Ballet in The Great Gatsby. They join us in the studio to talk about the music behind the ballet based on F. Scott Fitzgerald's book. We'll also hear some of clips.

Steelin' Dan - If you spent the '70s protesting disco music your stereo was probably cranking out some of the soul-influenced melodies of Steely Dan. Songs like "Reelin' in the Years" and "Rikki Don't Lose that Number." The sound of the prolific rock duo is hard to reproduce because they almost always use a horn section and female background vocals. But the 10-piece Sacramento band Steelin' Dan has nailed it. The group has won numerous awards for its covers of Steely Dan songs, including a Sammie. But judge for yourself. Steelin' Dan is joining us with some of their music today and playing Harlow's Saturday, February 9


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